Nik Nerburn

I’m an artist working in collaboration with place. I make films, books, photos, and zines.

While working as an educator and exhibiting artist, I also develop long-term documentary projects that tell stories about communities and enlarge the common life. I organize free family picture days, storefront photo shows, live-narrated neighborhood home-movies,
marathon polaroid portrait giveaways, and rural outdoor experimental cinema screenings.

Guided by the belief that sharing stories can create bridges across great differences, I collaborate with neighborhood organizations, public housing residents, churches, corner stores, families, small businesses, after-school programs, non-profits, libraries, and museums. I live and work in Duluth, Minnesota, on the far western edge of Lake Superior.

I work for and as a ghost tour guide in Duluth.